Deborah Sykes
26 Years Old

November 21, 1958 to August 10, 1984

Debbie Sykes from Harmony, North Carolina was a Christian.

Debbie was very intelligent, hard-working, loving and kind. She enjoyed needlework and cooking.

Debbie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism and she worked as a Journalist.

For several years, Debbie had worked diligently for the local Jerry Lewis Telethon.

Debbie was married. She and her husband were in the process of moving back to North Carolina.

Debbie was a beautiful girl who took pride in her accomplishments.


Debbie Sykes, 26, from Harmony, North Carolina was abducted as she steeped from her car to walk to her job at the Winston-Salem Newspaper Office where she was a Copy Editor.

Debbie was taken behind posts on a slope. She was raped, sodomized and stabbed 16 times.

One of the killers called the police but they responded to the wrong address. After numerous calls from her office to the police, Debbie was found six hours later.

Darrell Eugene Hunt was convicted of First-Degree Murder and sentenced to Life in prison.

Others who participated in Debbie’s murder are in prison for another murder...they will never be tried for Debbie’s murder…..

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Deborah Skyes